A Ghost History

by Kestrels

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    Kestrels' 2nd full length album "A Ghost History" on white vinyl. All records come with a free CD to throw in your Panasonic Shockwave walk-man.

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"A Ghost History" - out now on Sonic Unyon Records

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VIDEO for "There All the Time Without You" - youtu.be/nZaKHckwVOg
VIDEO for "The Past Rests" - youtu.be/lFCdz7rw8s0


PRESS for “A Ghost History”

* "They dutifully cast a soundscape reminiscent of a forlorn love that emerged from Seattle grunge, yet nods to the emotional movements of the Midwest, and the cooler-than-thou reverb sounds of beach-fused Pitchfork rock. What emerges is a distinctly contemporary, emotive work of modern art." – 4/5 star review Punkews.org (8/24/12)

* “A Ghost History is the embodiment of everything an indie rock album should be. It packs on heavy intrigue with the creative instrumentals mixed with brilliant song writing.” – Ultra Vivid Sugar Fiend (8/26/12)

* “Kestrels do an admirable job of borrowing from the past while still forging a sound that is current and relevant” – 3.5/5 star review Indie Music Reviewer

* “With the release of the band’s second disc, A Ghost History (which came out June 5th on Sonic Unyon Records), Kestrels has all the melodic hooks and raw energy to be the “next big thing”. While the album thematically shifts from vivid to ambiguous imagery, A Ghost History’s music too diversifies from bombastic sounding to more subdued overtones throughout. – Brooklyn Rocks (8/31/12)

* "The Halifax trio perfect dialed-to-11 volume, churning guitar drone and feedback, and unpolished vocals – a mix that draws heavily from Creation Records bands like My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. (...) the album sounds colossal and visceral" – NNNN rating - Now Magazine (7/19/12)

* "A Ghost History activates the usual noise-rock pleasure centres as easily as everything the trio has issued before. The mid-song eruption of white noise on “There All the Time Without You” is a reverent and authentic approximation of the thrills Daydream Nation once delivered, while the taut tunefulness of “Decoder” proves Kestrels aren’t covering up a lack of bona fide pop chops with all that extraneous racket." – Toronto Star (7/22/12)

* "Halifax, NS trio Kestrels pitch their third LP somewhere between My Bloody Valentine's Loveless and its gnarlier predecessor, Isn't Anything, topping the broad swathes of drifting, earworm licks with emo-pop" – Exclaim (6/8/12)

* "Superchunk taught them how to channel their energy into pogo-ready punk-pop anthems, Dinosaur Jr taught them how to rip a guitar solo like a mofo, and Sloan… well it might be a bit cliche to cite the proto-Halifax rock band, but there’s more than a little Smeared – both in its fuzzy textures and indelible hooks – in Kestrels’ DNA." – Chromewaves (7/13/12)

* "Elements of induced head bobbing from listening to Pavement for the first time are imprinted throughout the entire record. The truth is- Kestrels is a group that has so many refined talents to draw from, it's easy to compare them to iconic noise artists who love to rock the schmuck out." – A Rating - CJLO.com


released June 5, 2012

All songs by Kestrels.
"Dumb Angel" features Tim Wheeler of ASH



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Kestrels are a shoegaze band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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